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December 3, 2018

Portland nurse charged with drug trafficking

PORTLAND, Ore. – On Nov. 29, 2018, Rene Elene Griffin Nunn, 59, of Vancouver, Washington, made an initial appearance in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo.

November 15, 2018

Anchorage man indicted on federal drug trafficking charges

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Don Deviet Frye, Sr., 53, of Anchorage, was charged today by indictment with attempted possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Frye’s arraignment hearing has been set for Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

November 15, 2018

Anchorage man sentenced for fentanyl trafficking

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Sergio Jauna Devoe, 28, of Anchorage, was sentenced on Nov. 14, 2018, by U.S District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to 10 years in prison, followed by eight years of supervised release for trafficking quantities of fentanyl and methamphetamine intended for distribution. 

November 9, 2018

Washington state based research laboratory and owner indicted for falsifying opioid addiction drug research trials

SPOKANE, Wash.  – Yesterday, a 47-count federal indictment was unsealed against two Richland, Washington based companies, Mid Columbia Research LLC and Zain Research LLC, and their owner, Sami Anwar. The indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, fraudulently obtaining controlled substances, and furnishing false information to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The indictment also seeks the forfeiture of at least $274,642.80 representing the proceeds of the alleged fraud. 

November 6, 2018

Over 17 tons of prescription drugs collected in the Pacific Northwest during the 16th National Take Back Day

SEATTLE -  With the robust participation of Americans nationwide, DEA and its law enforcement partners have now surpassed its 10 million pound goal and collected nearly 11 million pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications over the course of 16 successful DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events. During the 16th semiannual event on Oct. 27, DEA and federal, state and local partners disposed of more than 900,000 pounds of prescription medications collected at nearly 6,000 sites across the country.

October 25, 2018

DEA and partners hold National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

SEATTLE – This Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., (local time) the federal Drug Enforcement Administration DEA and its local law enforcement, community and tribal partners in the Pacific Northwest will collect expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications at one of 209 collection sites. There are 19 collection sites in Alaska, 35 in Idaho, 60 in Oregon, and 95 in Washington State.  The service is free of charge, no questions asked.  

September 14, 2018

Two North Sound men indicted for trafficking fentanyl

SEATTLE - Two men were charged today in a multi-count indictment for their scheme to traffic fentanyl disguised as fake oxycodone pills in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom Counties. Bradley Woolard, 39, of Arlington is charged in all five counts of the indictment alleging drug distribution and illegal firearms possession. Griffin Thompson, 30, of Bellingham is charged in two of the counts: conspiracy and possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute. Thompson was arrested last night and will appear in U.S.

September 4, 2018

Six indicted in interstate marijuana trafficking conspiracy

PORTLAND, Ore.-- Federal charges against six individuals for their roles in two vast conspiracies to traffic marijuana grown in Portland and shipped to Texas, Virginia and Florida were announced on Aug. 29, 2018.

According to a superseding indictment, Jody Tremayne Wafer, 29, Trent Lamar Knight, 30, and Brittany Lesanta Kizzee, 28, of Houston, Texas; and Raleigh Dragon Lau, 33, and Paul Eugene Thomas, 38, of Portland, are accused of conspiring to manufacture marijuana in Portland, and distributing it in Texas and Virginia.

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